Whitney Mercilus

Outside Linebacker Age: 25 Exp: 3 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#26 overall), 2012 College: Illinois Agent(s): Sean Howard (Prime Athletes)
  • Current Contract

    Whitney Mercilus signed a 4 year, $26,000,000 contract with the Houston Texans, including a $5,250,000 signing bonus, $10,681,012 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,500,000. In 2015, Mercilus will earn a base salary of $931,012 and a signing bonus of $5,250,000. Mercilus has a cap hit of $2,979,030 while his dead money value is $11,679,030.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $26,000,000
    Signing Bonus $5,250,000
    Average Salary $6,500,000
    Guaranteed $10,681,012
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead Cap
    2015 Contract details by year 25 $931,012 $2,048,018 - - $2,979,030 $11,679,030
    2016 Contract details by year 26 $4,500,000 $1,050,000 $250,000 - $5,800,000 $8,700,000
    2017 Contract details by year 27 $4,500,000 $1,050,000 $500,000 - $6,050,000 $3,150,000
    2018 Contract details by year 28 $4,750,000 $1,050,000 $500,000 - $6,300,000 $2,100,000
    2019 Contract details by year 29 $5,750,000 $1,050,000 $500,000 - $7,300,000 $1,050,000
    2020 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $10.68M fully guaranteed (signing bonus + 2014-15 salaries)
    • 2016 Roster Bonus: $250,000
    • 2017-19 Roster Bonus: $500,000
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from the various reports, including Rotoworld, & OTC.

    Previous Contracts

    2012-2015Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $7,634,088
    Signing Bonus $3,992,064
    Average Salary $1,908,522
    Guaranteed $6,203,084
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Workout Bonus Cap Hit Dead
    2012 22 $390,000 $998,016 - $1,388,016 $6,203,076
    2013 23 $737,004 $998,016 - $1,735,020 $4,815,066
    2014 24 $1,084,008 $998,016 - $2,082,024 $3,080,040
    2015 25 - $998,016 - $998,016 $998,016
    Free agent year 26 UFA  
    • Signing Bonus: $3.99 million
    • $6.2 million guaranteed (Signing Bonus + 2012-14 base)
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $390,000 $3,992,064 - - - - - $4,382,064
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $737,004 - - - - - - $737,004
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $1,084,008 - - - - - - $1,084,008
    3 seasons $2,211,012 $3,992,064 - - - - - $6,203,076
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $931,012 $5,250,000 - - - - - $6,181,012
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - $250,000 - - - - $4,750,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - $500,000 - - - - $5,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $4,750,000 - $500,000 - - - - $5,250,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $5,750,000 - $500,000 - - - - $6,250,000
    $22,642,024 $9,242,064 $1,750,000 - - - - $33,634,088
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    09/27/2013 Player contract details by year Roughing the Passer $15,750 Roughing Ravens QB Joe Flacco
    - $15,750
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Whitney Mercilus ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($2,979,030) Rank
    NFL: #410
    Houston Texans: #14
    Outside Linebacker: #37

    Total Cash ($6,181,012) Rank
    NFL: #0
    Outside Linebacker: #0

    Average Annual ($6,500,000) Rank
    NFL: #0
    Outside Linebacker: #0
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    Current Value Rankings

    Ranking Whitney Mercilus's current TVS in terms of similar players at his position.

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    • Previous Rating: -0.69
    • Cap Hit: $2,082,024
    • Free Agent: 2020

    Fantasy Points

    • Season Total: 79.5
    • Points/Game: 5.3
    • Points/Snap: 0.1


    Statistics

    Season GP GS Snaps Sacks Tackles Solo Tackles Ast Tackles FF INT
    2014 15 13 804 5 50 31 19 2
    2013 16 16 932 7 47 33 14
    2012 16 4 496 6 25 15 3 2